Hours Changing in August

Tom Morrow

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I suspect this might have to do with lessening the crowd surges, especially when exiting through CityWalk when both parks close at the same time.

They're also saving money by reducing both parks by one hour but still giving those with access to both parks the same amount of time to enjoy them. Smart move.

Unfortunately, this also means USF will be busier in the morning and IOA will be busier at closing.
 
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MansionButler84

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Will they stagger the park opening to only certain days of the week?
That is looking increasingly likely. Disney is considering this, too, but I gather Universal is arriving there first because they’ve been open much longer and are feeling desperation given that the elusive vacationer is still eluding them.
 

BrianLo

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That is looking increasingly likely. Disney is considering this, too, but I gather Universal is arriving there first because they’ve been open much longer and are feeling desperation given that the elusive vacationer is still eluding them.
I can only imagine it's been getting worse for them. Unlike Disney they've now had to ride out the full brunt of the worsening Pandemic while open AND lose their brief solo gig in town spot to the 800-lb Gorilla reopening down the street.
 

MansionButler84

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Do you know if UO's problem is that WDW also finally opened and is now winning over guests at the expense of UO?
Well they are both competing mostly for locals who have “been there, done that” suffering in the heat at UO with masks. WDW is more novel for now. As for (the few) vacationers, yes, they are picking WDW resorts over UO.
 

71jason

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Well they are both competing mostly for locals who have “been there, done that” suffering in the heat at UO with masks. WDW is more novel for now. As for (the few) vacationers, yes, they are picking WDW resorts over UO.
No question if there's been a "winner" (using that term very loosely) in re-opening, it's been DHS, which has 4 new E-tickets even a lot of APs never got a chance to ride. MK coasts on nostalgia and the novelty of walking onto everything. The other parks are clearly struggling.
 

MansionButler84

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No question if there's been a "winner" (using that term very loosely) in re-opening, it's been DHS, which has 4 new E-tickets even a lot of APs never got a chance to ride. MK coasts on nostalgia and the novelty of walking onto everything. The other parks are clearly struggling.
I’m surprised at DAK. APs always struggled to get FOP FPs. I’d imagine they’d love the 15-minute waits?

Epcot is a wasteland. Basically Disney Springs with a few old rides but not free. Thank goodness it will have something new to market soon.
 

Corey P

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I have no idea what you are trying to say.

Universal. Is. Panicking.

They canceled their 3rd park, had lay-offs, cut hours significantly, are closing rides, had further lay-offs, will cut hours further, and will lay-off further.
Disney and Universal will be taking a beating on their parks for a while. AP's suck money wise. Just from the virus, the out look will be bad for another 9 months at least. From a financial stand point the world is going to take a beating so numbers will be down for a few years from all this going on.

Any of you who think the economy is just going to come back to normal in the short term is wrong. Watch this month and keep an eye out for eviction rates which have been not allowed by the US federal government. That has expired. I would be watching NY city, don't know if they have different rules but I would expect any landlord with a rent controlled apartment to be filing eviction notices as soon as possible. I think that will be a big number? I could be wrong but the wheels are coming off the US economy in the next couple of months.
 

MisterPenguin

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I have no idea what you are trying to say.

Universal. Is. Panicking.

They canceled their 3rd park, had lay-offs, cut hours significantly, are closing rides, had further lay-offs, will cut hours further, and will lay-off further.
Don't forget deeply discounted ticket offerings because they're far from getting enough guests even with reduced capacity.
 

Corey P

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Don't forget deeply discounted ticket offerings because they're far from getting enough guests even with reduced capacity.
Room prices are still up there. At least last time I checked. Depending on what our school does we may have a lot of time on our hands to hit Universal for long weekends. Our district can't seem to come up with a clear policy???
 

IanDLBZF

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That is looking increasingly likely. Disney is considering this, too, but I gather Universal is arriving there first because they’ve been open much longer and are feeling desperation given that the elusive vacationer is still eluding them.
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are already doing this.
 
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